As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City are commemorating the resiliency of New York with an incredible pop-up art exhibition. “Come Together: Surviving Sandy” will transform a 100,000-square-foot space into a sprawling gallery hall featuring pieces from over 300 artists. A portion of the sales of the works will benefit organizations involved with Sandy relief, and will be matched by the Dedalus Foundation up to $25,000.
Curated by Phong Bui, the exhibition features the work of many artists who were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy when many studios in Red Hook were destroyed by the rising waters of the East River. The exhibition pays tribute to these artists, who lost their studios or their life’s work, and takes New York’s persistence as inspiration for the pieces created for the exhibition.
Work by notable artists such as Alex Katz, Shirin Neshat, Richard Serra, Mark di Suvero, SUPERFLEX and Lisa Yuskavage will make the exhibition a museum-quality affair, appropriately set in Industry City’s cavernous space in Sunset Park, an area also affected by the Hurricane. Industry City itself has been involved in Hurricane Sandy relief since the super storm hit the area last year, and was an integral part of helping Sunset Park recover by donating much of its space for rehabilitation.
Along with the massive exhibition, the venue will present documentary films, panel discussions, readings and performances to invigorate the community as they move forward together. The exhibition opens on October 20th and will run until December15th.